Seven Leamington businesses make list of top 50 fastest growing companies in Coventry and Warwickshire

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By August 07, 19

Leamington gaming giants Codemasters have been listed as one of the top 10 fastest growing companies in Coventry and Warwickshire. The latest Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Barometer Report, published by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP, highlights the variety and scope of growing businesses in the region, with Coleshill based RS Connect coming out on top after achieving an averag...

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Accountancy firm expands with Birmingham launch

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By August 07, 19

A South West accountancy firm is expanding its reach by opening a new office in Birmingham city centre. Bristol-based Avonmead has launched a new operation in the Colmore Gate building, only its second UK base, where it plans to hire five new staff. It said it saw Birmingham as a key growth market for the practice. Avonmead was founded by Birmingham-born Robert Simpson in 2017 and works w...

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UK’s big energy firms accused of failing to tackle climate crisis

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By May 07, 19

Shell, BP and Centrica have talked of backing EU emissions target but withheld support. The UK’s largest energy companies have withheld support for a legally binding target to reduce the EU’s emissions to net zero by 2050, even while publicly backing the plans. Royal Dutch Shell, BP and British Gas’s owner, Centrica, have all publicly thrown their weight behind more ambitious EU emissi...

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Jaguar Land Rover unveils plans to build electric cars in UK despite Brexit worries

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By May 07, 19

The company says it will "fight" to stay in the UK but it needs the right Brexit deal to secure future investment in the country. Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to build new electric vehicle models at its Castle Bromwich plant, a decision it says safeguards thousands of jobs at the site and in the supply chain. Britain's biggest carmaker said it had forced itself into the decision des...

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Green Star Energy to pay £350,000 over failings for renters

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By May 07, 19

Over 1,800 tenants were unable to access their Green Star Energy accounts and were unable to access cheaper tariffs Green Star Energy was made aware of its failings but failed to adequately address the issues or report the matter to Ofgem Green Star Energy has now reviewed its systems, identified and addressed the deficiencies that led to the issue and will pay £350,000 in redress over its fai...

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Alexander Daniels HR: The Benefits of Team Building Activities (Barcelona, Sitges trip)

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By April 07, 19

This is what life looked like last week for all Alexander Daniels staff. A first-class reward for all AD Divisions: HR, Accountancy and Finance, Legal, Offshore, Energy, Engineering, and Global. The event organisers went above and beyond organising a great trip to Barcelona, Sitges to reward our hard working Consultants and Managers, but also to encourage team bonding. “Team building activiti...

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Irwin Mitchell keeps 45 out of 47 qualifying trainees

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By April 07, 19

Irwin Mitchell has released its annual trainee retention score. Of the 47 trainees to qualify this September, 45 will be kept on as newly qualified (NQ) solicitors, the national outfit has confirmed. This puts Irwin Mitchell’s retention score at 96% — a notable increase on last year’s rate of 83%, which saw 49 out of 59 trainees stay on. The commercial and personal injury law specialis...

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Energy bills set to fall by £80 a year in October

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By April 07, 19

Household energy bills could fall by more than £80 a year according to research from industry analysts. In its latest quarterly report, Cornwall Insight predicted that the new energy price cap will fall by £83 when it is altered again in August. The cap, which limits what suppliers can charge the average user, is pegged to the “wholesale cost” of energy, or what providers have to pay for ...

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Freelancers are unaware of upcoming IR35 changes

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By April 07, 19

More than two thirds (67%) of freelancers are unaware of impending changes to IR35 legislation, new research has found. Changes to IR35 legislation, which are set to be rolled out next April, aim to tackle the problem of ‘disguised employment’ where businesses hire freelancers as opposed to hiring them as staff. Additionally, the research, which was commissioned by YunoJuno, revealed that mo...

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1.7MWp ground-mounted solar farm to be built at Doncaster Sheffield Airport

  • By EvaLawrence
  • By March 07, 19

A 1.7MWp solar farm is to be built at Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA), financed by the airport's investors the Peel Group. The £2 million ground-mounted farm is set to open in 2020. The Peel Group is currently reviewing the best path to delivering the project, which it claims could supply up to 4MW of green power. The farm will be located on the grounds of the airport, behind the existing...

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